Melvins ‎– Houdini

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Buzz Osbourne about making the album:
"This album is mostly just me and [drummer] Dale [Crover]. Either I played bass or he did on almost all of it regardless of what the credits say…Cobain “produced” it until I canned him for being a screw up in the studio. In hindsight, we never should have bothered with him at all. All it ended up doing is costing us a lot of money. This is an okay record and believe it or not I actually prefer the 2005 live version…"

Tracklist

Hooch 2:50
Night Goat 4:41
Lizzy 4:44
Going Blind 4:32
Honey Bucket 3:01
Hag Me 7:06
Set Me Straight 2:25
Sky Pup 3:50
Joan Of Arc 3:36
Teet 2:51
Copache 2:07
Pearl Bomb 2:45
Spread Eagle Beagle 10:13

Versions (40)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 82532-2, 82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2, 82532-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
CD 82532 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 82532 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
7567825322 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567825322 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
AMCY-625 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) MMG Inc., Atlantic AMCY-625 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
7567-82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-82532-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
7567-82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-82532-2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
756782532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album) Atlantic 756782532-2 Australia 1993 Sell This Version
7 82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 7 82532-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
AMCY-625 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, Promo) MMG Inc. AMCY-625 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
78 25324 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album) Atlantic 78 25324 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
7567-82532-4 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7567-82532-4 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
82532 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Promo) Atlantic 82532 US 1993 Sell This Version
82532-4 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Promo) Atlantic 82532-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
none Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Promo) Carrere Music none France 1993 Sell This Version
none Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Promo) EastWest none UK 1993 Sell This Version
82532-4 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Yel) Atlantic 82532-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
82532-4 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Yel) Atlantic 82532-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
7 82532-4, 82532-2 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Club) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-4, 82532-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Gat) Amphetamine Reptile Records AMREP 532-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
7567-82532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 7567-82532-1 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
82532 Melvins Houdini(LP, TP) Amphetamine Reptile Records 82532 US 1993 Sell This Version
MG1-182 Melvins Houdini(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG1-182 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
749 001 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) 749 001 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
WQCP-1030 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, SHM) Atlantic WQCP-1030 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Amphetamine Reptile Records (2) AMREP 532-1 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Unofficial, Red) Amphetamine Reptile Records (2) AMREP 532-1 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
AMREP 532-1 Melvins Houdini(LP, Comp, MP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Red) Amphetamine Reptile Records (2) AMREP 532-1 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
TMR 295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Yel) Third Man Records TMR 295 US 2016 Sell This Version
TMR 295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Yel) Third Man Records TMR 295 US 2016 Sell This Version
TMR-295, TMR295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Third Man Records, Third Man Records TMR-295, TMR295 US 2016 Sell This Version
TMR 295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Ltd, Num, RE, Yel) Third Man Records TMR 295 US 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP2130 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Music On Vinyl MOVLP2130 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
MOVLP2130 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Sil) Atlantic, Music On Vinyl MOVLP2130 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
CD 82532 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic CD 82532 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7 82532-2., 82532-2. Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2., 82532-2. US Unknown Sell This Version
7 82532-2., 82532-2. Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2., 82532-2. US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic 7567-82532-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7 82532-2, 82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 82532-2, 82532-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-82532-2 Melvins Houdini(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic 7567-82532-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TMR-295 Melvins Houdini(LP, Album, MP, RE, RM, Gat) Third Man Records TMR-295 US Unknown Sell This Version

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RonRec76

RonRec76

February 20, 2021
edited 9 days ago
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, TMR-295, TMR295
Sounds pretty good to me. I got a clean sounding copy, possibly pressed a tad off centre. Plenty of detail and nice clear sound stage as previous reviewer mentioned. A bit light on bass maybe, but I quite like the sound. I have the MOV Stoner Witch, I would say its on a par with this. I doubt the MOV Houdini sounds much better, if it does I need to get a copy! P.s. I do have a fairly decent cartridge, using a Denon DL-110 MC, maybe it doesn't sound as good with MM cartridges.
bwana

bwana

February 8, 2021
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, Gat, MOVLP2130

Agree with everyone so far who’s praised this MOV pressing, I remember the OG pressing on Atlantic and this sounds killer and beefy, as good as the OG if not, do I dare say better?!
Nibiru

Nibiru

November 19, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Sil, MOVLP2130

If it matters, my copy is 000372...and it's a GREAT pressing. Dead silent. Zero surface noise. I normally clean old and new records after 1 listen, but this thing sounds f ing incredible. There is no need to attempt to improve sound quality with this one, it's one of the best pressings of any vinyl I own. I haven't even hit it with the Zerostat yet. Is this extraterestrial vinyl? Prolly. Not to mention the damn glossy cover and rediculously ill artwork... Melvins, forever. 🤘
jmyers99

jmyers99

October 3, 2020
referencing Houdini, CD, Album, 7 82532-2, 82532-2
I have a CD copy with the runout: 3 82532-2 SRC**01 M1S1 (only the top half of the M1S1 is visible), but it is in a black tray and it was used so I'm not sure if they replaced the tray and it's this: https://www.discogs.com/Melvins-Houdini/release/2174517# or if it's this: https://www.discogs.com/Melvins-Houdini/release/12129445
georgeholdingbeanz

georgeholdingbeanz

July 16, 2020
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, Gat, MOVLP2130
How does this issue compare to an original pressing? does anyone know?
shadow9911

shadow9911

May 23, 2020
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, Gat, MOVLP2130

absolutely excellent quality. this version sounds great, go for it seriously
h3ndrix

h3ndrix

January 2, 2020
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, TMR-295, TMR295

I feel like there could be more dynamic range, but the sound stage is crystal clear and the sluggish stoner feel is certainly preserved. I have only ever listened to this album via TIDAL and I'd say that this pressing certainly makes for a more interesting, warm, almost lo-fi feel with the lack of audio black background.
marc.gagnon1978

marc.gagnon1978

December 1, 2019
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, TMR-295, TMR295
Does anybody else have a side A label on each side?
MrGonorrhea

MrGonorrhea

October 27, 2019
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Sil, MOVLP2130
I guess I'm one of the few with a dud copy. Mine sounds pretty muddy and there are TONS of crackles and pops on this thing despite me washing it a couple times already. The silver vinyl is really cool though.
mikeburnsnz

mikeburnsnz

September 26, 2019
referencing Houdini, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RP, Sil, MOVLP2130
This is the reissue to get. MOV absolutely destroys the third man reissues (for all three Atlantic albums). Much quieter and dynamic. Flat vinyl that is perfectly centered. Can hear much better detail but it seems the tape that was used to cut these from (or the digital transfer at least) is getting a bit old in the tooth. Some minor drop outs in places that I do not remember from the old cd versions, though my system is much more resolving now so perhaps thats why I can hear it now? The tape issue I have noticed in spots for all three albums. Minor for sure and certainly not worth spending the money on crackly and scratched original pressings.